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. with that poll, showing 48% would say today that they would vote for scott brown and 40% saying they would vote for ed marky, i'm declaring him for the winner to be. those numbers compared to the numbers you saw, hillary clinton way ahead of barack obama and that gap was closed. i think it is going to be closeable by ed marky. he has three million raised and ready to spend. >> yes, that gives him the opportunity to get his message out. and even though he has been in congress for 36 years, for 36 years, he has run from one little district in the entire state. this will be his first statewide race. that might explain why a third of the people polled haven't heard of him. he is big on climate change. and so, you know, let's see if your prediction comes true. jump in with me here on this one. you know, i wanted to jump in with you on the tim pawlenty thing. i knew i would be hearing about that tonight. >> i want to know who else is going to jump in. >> my point is scott brown is the current republican senator. he is polling below 50 and when he was running against elizabeth warren who started off n
the symptom or adding to the problem. >>> and can anyone beat sko brown? >>> good day. we're live in washington this afternoon. the lines of communication between the president, leaders of congress are open. whether those lines are used repeatedly over the next few days to reach a fiscal cliff deal is anybody's guess. joining me now for our daily fix, nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, i want to start with you. senator scott brown just tweeted out to all his followers that he was getting on a plane heading to washington. the president has apparently sent over a new deal to the senate. what can you tell us about this new fiscal cliff deal that president obama has sent over to senator leaders? >> well, the power of social media to get the word out. gop sources say in the conversation with the president, he indicated that he does have a bill he would like to bring forward to the hill today. they have not seen that. it would be a package to deal with averting the fiscal cliff. we can infer from that with what the president said before he went to the family vacation
these folks serving again in the senate. elizabeth warren and scott brown, take a look at their sparring this year. >> i think what you're referring to is the fact that professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color. and as you can see, she's not. >> senator brown wants to raise an issue about my character, then i'll lay it out there. you know, what i was growing up, these are the stories i knew about my heritage. i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. >> well, aye i'll tell you, scott brown obviously lost that race. with john kerry going to state, scott walker's probably going to run in june, they could be serving together, what do you think about that? >> she knocked him out like manny pacquiao got knocked out, so forget that. she beat him down this last race, trust me. >> barack obama dealt the knockout blow. it wasn't this candidate, she was a very, very weak candidate by any standard. she's beloved by progressives but she won because barack obama was at the top of the ticket, let's get rea
the information that ted kennedy jr. will not run. scott brown doing well in all the polls. president obama will be fully engaminged in pass pass. how is that looking? they don't have a big horse to run. >> the polls show a good chance of scott brown being able to at least have the even money to win back a senate seat in massachusetts. when you talk to the democrats, they say look, the way that scott brown was able to win in 2010 were under very special circumstances. huh a democratic candidate who was not running a good campaign. the democrats were caught unaware and very surprised. you had that very tough debate on health care. you have the vacancy and democrats say you won't have all the situations at the end. they might be able to beat scott brown in a special contest. >> always tough. you think they can pull it off. lastly it was about chuck hegel, feeling it from the left and the right. the defense built up and every time he takes a twitter, he seems to take out chuck hegel. it was a process by which the president gets leaked out. >> two problems that are besetting chuck hegel. he is
, the focus is shifting to his potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering
. >> adt. >> josh brown. >> buy johnson & johnson. >> there's more "fast money." the dow is off its lowest level of this day thus far it's down 120 points. it was down 145 at its lowest levels. keeping our eye on the cliff and the negotiations in d.c. follow me on twitter. >>> "halftime" is over. the second half of your trading day begins now. >>> the skies over capitol hill. what's going on there is landing like a led balloon on wall street. if you're losing money the last four days, you know who it is. senate majority leader harry reid says the u.s. is probably going over the fiscal cliff. he's planning a news conference. we don't have the exact time. when it goes, we'll go there. investors getting quite nervous. obviously the dow dropping below 13,000. the first time since early december. fear index is spiking the vick. what going over the cliff will mean for you and your money. we will talk about it this hour. >>> airline stocks flying high sitting at 1 1/2 year highs. will it be smooth skies for the industry next year in 2013. phil lebeau has the report. >>> how about housing? what a
of that . in terms of a college experience. they are learning to be different like brown did and rtheastern . giving you work experience. they do not get a great job with a internet college diploma. >> and what we are talking about. colleges and steve, you brought it up from the past. we have 40 or 50 administrators per one student and you have 10-15 students that is a racket. >> i bring it up and i am paying $60,000 a year for my daughter and it is scams like this one makes me mad. >> thi is what goes o in higher education. it is increasing revenue for the insiders and not worry the students . not talk about $100 plication how about 400 billion we spend on higher education and producing graduates who don't have the skills that our economies. >> morg oon. going ba to the idea of a scam. it is it better than seeing it loosened in the classroom. >> and in thepped of t day. paying 60,000 for the students is watered down. and don't blame the application fee and blame the government subdies. >> hold on, there st. scam. >> it is fair to call it a scam and colleges are trying fobring in more applicants. it
interesting and probably the worst plilt kal trend is in '88, there was a guy named brown that designed the dekawkis ad who came back with sicitizens unite. i think the worst trend was to take the lid off of the money, which was a right winged strategy that really backfired. it really drove them into the ground in the sense that i think that they thought they had bought ann election. it was almost like you send your credit card something and you go to pick it up and the merchandise is not there. it was the worst trend. it didn't happen because hay that had not believed in that trend, they might have done more work and they might have moved to a more sensible political policy. >> money can't buy you love, reverend. >> they did. they put all of their faith in the power of money. >> money can't buy you love. and when it does,they're going to always say what have you done for me lately? >> i mean, i could do these songs all day. >> there are more revvies to come. stay with us. . >> the revvies return with newt gingrich, rick santoru. but, first, the rerks evvie for outstanding achievement i
brown are courtside as the lakes pick up a victory over the new york knicks. kobe bryant serving 34, topping 30 points for the ninth straight game. get out of the way. >>> numbers from the retailers are rolling in. so far not that great. holiday sales were up just .7% since last year, the slowest growth in spending since 2008. even online shopping which posted double digit growth the past few years was only up 8.4% in 2011. and a specialty store, sur la special, table saw its biggest sales last saturday. >>> a class action against instagram in response to last week's uproar over revised service terms that suggest user photos might be sold without consent. facebook vows to fight it vigorously. >>> the tsa is testing a pilot program that lets average travellers keep their shoes on and leave liquids in their carry-on bags. the test here is you have to get past a bomb sniffing bag and agent especially trained to detect suspicious behavior. >>> let's bring you to china. the world's longest running high speed train is off between beijing and gauuangzhou will take eight hours instead of 20
of people want to blame bobby brown. a lot of people want to blame the music business. some people want to blame everyone. what do you think? >> well, it's all of the above and a whole lot more. but it boils down to you. you know, i was introduced to certain people and to certain opportunities to use recreational drugs, and it boils down to whether i want to do it or not. and she was a strong-willed, strong-minded girl. and i can't say that it's anybody's fault. >> would she have ever gone down that route, do you think, without bobby brown in her life? >> well, if not him, somebody else. if she wants to get high, if you want to get high, you're going to get high. >> do you think she had that tendency anyway? >> i think that we all as artists, because we're highly sensitive people, and this machine around us, this so-called music industry is such a demonic thing, it sacrifices people's lives and their essences at the drop of a dime. >> whitney houston was a friend of yours. you've been quite candid about trying to help her. you rang her or felt compelled to ring her on the night that mic
. it makes me uncomfortable. >> tmi. >>> celebrity couples, chris brown and rihanna at the laker game the other day. good or bad? >> i don't know many people that would say this is good. it has disaster written all over it for everyone in a lot of ways. if anything were to happen, this was horrible for rihanna and over for chris brown if anything would happen. i done think anyone is rooting for these two. >> they tweet a lot but there is a whole back story we don't know a lot about. >> there is rumors that he was with his ex-girlfriend. is he really with rihanna? >> i don't know how this is good for anybody, her image, his image, love conquers all. >> everyone is watching them. it is not going to be easy even if they truly love and care about each other. >> they sort of play this in the media. there seems to be an element of that. >> they do it all the time. you don't go to a lakers game and sit right in front unless you want everybody to talk about it. >> that doesn't make rihanna look smart. >> i don't think she cares anymore. >> robert pattinson, was that constructed? >> i don't th
quarterback. on top of this, brown was a guest in the mitchell home. he heard about this and called it reprehensible. but the bigger thing in an ironic twist, brown is a guy who is suing the nfl for compensatory damages for injuries related to football back in his playing days. so i think brown is going to reach out to mitchell and smooth it over. that's a horrible admission. >> and then quickly this heart-warming story. a painter out of baltimore. >> your hometown. 21-year-old darrin guest, what a great story. he spent most of his life battling muscular dystrophy but he's become an amazing artist. among his subject, members of the baltimore ravens. they have really embraced him so much so that one of the ravens commissioned guest to paint a portrait of his late brother. and obviously terrific work. very impressed not only with his work but with this young man and what he's doing with his life. e let me give you a quick reminder. bleacherreport.com for all your news. you can read about that and their amazing run. >> thank you. >>> next hour of cnn "newsroom" begins right now. >>> ha
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to be the panacea that i think governor brown and the california legislature had predicted. last year as a matter of fact i think we created about 3,000 jobs in green energy, that's total. that's all renewables. and at the pace that jerry brown promised, 500,000 new jobs over the next 10 years, it will take him 167 years to actually make good on that promise. david: by the way, the "wall street journal" looked at the government's figures, the federal government's figures about how many jobs were supposedly created by wind power, by a 4 billion dollars wind power project involved over 30 wind power farms, and the government claimed there were 7,000 jobs. the journal sent reporters and called in to each one of those locations, found out there were only 300 jobs. the government said 7,000. in actuality there were only 300. you can't even depend on government stats to back up their job creation numbers. >> well, they put a tremendous amount of investment into this green jobs right now. and frankly the thing we worry about is governor brown has now mandated that 33% all of energy has to come from rene
is going on right now according to rich mcconnell. >> what we got was a facebook post from scott brown who said he was come back to washington and jumping on an airplane to review some new proposal from the president that they expected to get. the whole afternoon has been spent by reporters trying -- trying to figure out what was going on. now harry vaed responding to mcconnell so let's right to it. >> he's upset because, quote, the phone never rang. he complains i've not delivered solutions to the fiscal cliff. he's in error. we all know that in july of this year we passed in the senate the relief that would give -- that it would give to middle class americans. that -- that passed the senate. now, we know the republicans have buried themselves in procedural roadblocks in everything we're trying to do out here and now they are saying, well, we can't do the 250 because it wasn't blue slipped, because it will be blue slipped. mr. president, how does the american people retook the that? there was a bill introduced by the ranking member of the ways and means committee in the house, sandy levin
. do you agree with this? i think scott brown is smiling this morning? i think a race against ed markey well-known in washington, respected here and has taken strong positions on climate change and other issues. he's not a household name in massachusetts. scott brown is. there's a totally different electorate in this special election. scott brown likes this match upup. mike, would you call him the favorite, or does that go too far? >> i think he'll have multiple candidates in that field because several other members of the congress might rung because they risk nothing. they don't risk the congressional seats. ed mackey malden has been there are a long time. but i think scott brown has a small smile on his face. thanks very much. happy weekend. brian, you going to do sports? >> i'm going to do sports. i like how you say markey. >> he always introduces him from massachusetts. >> coming up, the jets find out that greg mcelroy will back up once again. so is it tebow time in noshz? >> let me take a guess. >> first off, you're not going to believe this one. i'm going to start mark sanchez. >>
. the brown and the gray. what are the differences between them and how are they clashing now that we get closer and closer to the fiscal cliff? >> the brown and the gray is a phrase i've been using for the last few years to describe the two giant generations that will shape american life in the coming decades. the brown is the millennial, the most diverse in american history. over 40% nonwhite. the gray is the aging baby boom which is joining the silent generation in a huge senior cohort that is 80% white. and they have very different political inclinations, preferences and different interests at stake in the fiscal cliff and budget negotiations. on the one hand, taxes verse spending and so does the kind of spending. discretionary spending mostly investments in the future. entitlement spending mostly income security for the older generation. >> so who benefits if we do cross the fiscal cliff? >> i think there is no question that getting the debt and deficit under control is in the interests of younger generations so they are not saddled with debt solely for our current consumption. but h
be a ballooning tax bill for us. >>> chris brown and rihanna keeping people guessing about the next step in their lives. >>> war has started. and we are hopelessly outgunned. >> oh, i love that movie. we are going back to the movies big time. "usa today" reports box office ticket sales are heading toward an all-time high, breaking 2009's record. hollywood's take has been boosted by some blockbusters including "the avengers." according to boxofficemojo.com "the avengers" took in more than $623 million over a five-month period. woo! tom cruise is big at the box office but he made it into the year's top entertainment stories for something he did off screen and you probably know what that is. here's nischell turner with our rundown. >> reporter: catchy dance tunes, celebrity tunes and the tragic death of a singing icon, a few of the topics that had people talking. here's the look at the top ten stories from 2012. ♪ call me maybe >> reporter: the viral sensation "call me maybe" it earned countless re-enactments, like this video posted by the u.s. olympic swim team. the force is strong with
a browning over/under, if you want to know what the business end of it looks like, come through the house. it won't matter if i'm the "new york post" or "new york daily news" or not. people who own guns, publish it. that is the point. this is a safety factor. this house protected by smith and wesen, you mean business. >> kimberly: i have a bumper sticker. >> greg: this reminded me in allentown where you once lived people would put alarm signs on their houses when they didn't have an alarm that used to tick me off because i pay for the alarm. >> andrea: i had a fake car alarm for the car, i couldn't afford the alarm, so i was one of those people. you are a former magazine editor. this is hardly irresponsible. there is a way to do the story like there always is, they could have done it with journalistic integrity, publish the number of people in each town or went town by town. this is basically demonizing the gun owners as well. this is a manhattan based paper. suburb of manhattan. they always do this. they treat gun owners like they are sex offenders. now it's not -- the liberal way is acc
brown and folks like that and get to the 60 threshold and break the filibuster and if he was able to do that and it went to the house floor, there's no doubt it would pass and probably get enough republicans at the end of the day. the question is a, would he be able to break the filibuster in the senate, we don't know if that would happen. would boehner put it on the house floor and he said from day one, any plan he would like to see the majority and the republicans in the house move forward. if it were to go to the house i am very confident from conversations i've had that it would pass. >> nbc's luke russert. always appreciate the insights. >> nbc news senior political editor mike murray also digging this joining me live. president obama using the bully pulpit of his office to put pressure on congress. "meet the press" tomorrow and take a listen to part of what he said yesterday afternoon. take a listen. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up or down vote. >> up
have to go to harold brown under carter and was a multilateralist, looked to use the pentagon as a place to negotiate arms reduction treaties. it was a different type of defense strategy, it was, by the way, controversial at the time. but the point to hagel, joy, is we're talking about someone who objectionable comments aside or not, someone who would be a change agent, and why won't the president fight for that? >> his only objectionable comment was his comment on the gay community. >> how long ago? >> bill clinton signed, you know -- >> clinton, who progressives like. >> it was a very different time in gay rights. >> and the issue on israel, what did he say, he's not a senator from israel? have we gotten to the point you can't say that? he's a republican, we're not going to agree with everything he says. >> he was against sanctions in iran. there's a real difference in iran policy, but look again, it's a symbolic fight between neoconservatives and people who hate neoconservatives and they are itching to fight each other and he's become the fight. obama made the decision, oba
irresponsible. jonathan, you look at the fact that they're not being honestabout it. senator scott brown wrote heading back to d.c. just learned the president reached out to senate gop leadership with a proposal. it is the first such proposal to be put forth. first proposal? the president put multiple proposals on the table. but he's not the only one, jonathan, that has said this. just listen to senator mcconnell today. listen to this. >> i say i'm a little frustrated because we've been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. the president chose to spend his time on the campaign trail. now, republicans have bent over backwards. we stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. >> just to be factual, on november 29th, the president made his opening offer to the gop. mcconnell actually burst into laughter. you can't laugh at a non-proposal. on november 17th, the president made a second offer with concessions on taxes and entitlement. so here's three occasions. yet, they claim no proposal. or this is the
business and expanding them on backs of black and brown people. and non-violent drug offense means, you know, you do some things that the -- amnesty international reportedly young white people are doing but are given a knock on the back. hand, don't do it again. we have to find a way to say let's forgive people. especially those that have not committed violent crimes. i have a brother that has been serving prison now for 23 years. accused of a violent crime. we think he is innocent but we understand the separation between those who have been accused of violent crimes and those that have done things not worthy of the kind of disproportionate penalty that they receive at the hands of the justice system. >> i want to thank you both. not only for sharing ideas but sharing your life experience which is difficult but vital. thank you for being here, john. >> thank you. >> singer/songe eersinger/songe forte. after the break she may still be on vacation on beapluto. we are bringing you the finer most of 2012 on "now." [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind.
senator scott brown out of massachusetts leaking some details what people are expecting the white house to be sending to both sides, democrats and republicans on the hill. do you think that what the president's going to send is something that john boehner can sell to his caucus? >> it needs to be. look there has to be more savings. what the president has talked about is more revenue but the concern is, that if the revenue goes to more spending you haven't solved the deficit and the debt. the real secret to getting this thing working is getting economic growth that generates revenue rather than higher taxes. those are elements that we need to get a deal that works and that's why we think there's chance here if the president will come back with some of those savings in his proposal. adam: but here's, we had an economist on yesterday who has no skin in this game politically which gives her credibility to what she had to say. she said the most dangerous thing we could do to the economic recovery is raise taxes. tte president clearly will not give on that point. he is going to raise taxes. i
play. former tackle brown on the left admitting intention a.m.ly missed a black so his own team's qb would get hurt. brown said he was upset scott mitchell was playing poorly in 1994. brown says now he completely regrets it. mitchell says this revelation is painful. >> kelly: painful indeed, his own teammate. >> juliet: yeah. >> kelly: talk about friendly fire. >> juliet: yeah, really. >> kelly: secretary of state hillary clinton finally expected to return to work next week. she spent the last three weeks recovering from a stomach virus and concussion that forced her to miss her date to testify in the benghazi attack that killed four americans in september. lawmakers say until hillary clinton testifies, they'll hold up john kerry has confirmation for secretary of state. >> eric: joining us now is sout carolina congressman and member of the house foreign affairs committee, mr. jeff duncan. good to have you on. first of all, why haven't we heard from hillary clinton? i understand concussions. i know them all too well. but really? three, four weeks now to testify? >> well, she needs
brown, and oh, there is going to be a call to bring congress back in. it was amazing to see the market on that -- >> scott brown bottom, as a lot of people were calling it. you were down more than 51. >> and it is amazing to see how our fortunes are being tied the at this point to what is going on in d.c. and every minor tweet or post or headline or what not, at the end of the day, it was four straight losing sessions for the dow, nasdaq, as well as the s&p 500. certainly something we have to watch. in the meantime, the clock is not only ticking for the fiscal cliff, but time is running out to avoid a strike at ports in massachusetts and texas, that could affect containers to and from the u.s. from reaching their destination. talks are taking place in secrecy between the international long shoresman association and the u.s. maritime alliance in an effort to keep 14,000 longshoreman from walking off the job. the national association of manufacturers puts the cost of a potential strike at $1 billion a day. and this is not just finished goods, obviously, but also raw materials and parts c
the victims are primarily black and brown. but i think you have high unemployment. you have poor education you have communities broken apart and creates perfect storm and culture in this country almost the norm and we have become immune to it we can't get immune to children dying in our streets. >> bill: all right. in cities like new york and some other towns across the country, the murder rate is coming down. all right? it's not as bad as it used to be. >> right. >> bill: and a variety of reasons for that community policing, come stat, the computer. in chicago it's going the other way. so there must be something in the windy city, is it gang, narcotic violence? is that's what's going on there? is that what is driving this stuff. >> i think gangs is part of it. we have a new police chief now. i think he is doing a good job bringing about a lot of new strategies. proliferation of guns. there is more guns than there are computers. that's an issue. we had have to break this code of silence where people are afraid to speak up. we have got to get communities engaged and empowered again. police can
the old folks manage to stay relevant. i think this is a great story out of california. jerry brown. age 74. he's been in politics for like 50 years. his father was the governor in the '60s and he managed something incredible this year in california. ungovernable state, he went out and campaigned for a tax hike and the voters approved it and gave democrats a supermajority in the state legislature and first time since we can remember, an opportunity, a two-year window for big and innovative things to happen in california and interesting to watch next year. i put that nomination out there for the heck of it. >> i like it. well, hey, maybe we have to consider you next time as we go around and try to pick the politicos. >> anna, any time you talk about politics, you should consider talking to steve kornacki snowing pretty much everything. i'm glad you put camilla harris on the list. attorney general of california. serious contender i think for the governor's mansion coming up. but a name that isn't on the list that i'm surprised and i think should be on the list, somebody who a lot of people
. and special elections are fun. i look forward to this. we also might see scott brown again, who used to be senator for two years. >> exactly. and of course, he was just defeated, but, you know, it's not every until it's over. scott brown might values that seat as well. who knows how this is all going to play out. >> always another election. >> exciting times, candy. >> thanks so much, lisa sylvester. >>> america's debt is enormous and growing. but one man thinks he can make a dent by crushing cans. his story, ahead. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have
in that beautiful, beautiful city. we're back here on "starting point." our team is ron brown, editorial director at "national journal." will cain from the blaze and the ghost of roland martin. do you need a note from the principal's office? somebody needs to explain to me what goes on with roland. he's never there. >> how do i get that freedom? >> the thing about roland, once he arrives, you won't know he was missing in the first place. alina chochl. >> count on me, ali velshi. good morning, a fight between world powers with agonized parents and children caught in the middle. russian president has banned u.s. families from adopting russian orphans. moscow says too many orphans have been abused by their new american parents. state department says it is willing to talk more about keeping the children safe. >>> fiscal cliff isn't the only threat to the u.s. economy. get a load of this. the container cliff. nearly 15,000 dockworkers from maryland to texas are threatening to strike, starting sunday, which could shut down more than a dozen key shipping ports and cripple commerce across the country. do
the cliff. i'm. patti ann: i'm patti ann browne. they will try to avoid the across the board tax hikes for 90% of the american households and deep spending cuts. so far little to no progguess has been reported. gregg: chief white house correspondent ed henry is in the white us. ed, what do we expect out the meeting if any at all? our expectations are a little bit low. >> reporter: you're exactly right, gregg, expectations have to be low. lawmakers of both parties in conjunction with the president have missed one deadline after another. we have been saying for a couple weeks they had to get moving get this completed before christmas in order to give the house and senate time to debate and end up voting on whatever package they come up with. now that we're days away from actually going off the fiscal cliff where these automatic massive spending cuts as well as large tax increases got into effect you have to have low expectations. it appears the white house is very confident in waiting for the republicans to make the next move. they keep saying inside the white house this is up to the rep
'm patti ann browne in for martha maccallum patti ann: local crews said there is only one thing that could have accused the damage. >> one thing they saw damage indicative of tornado damage. we had homes 90% destroyed. that doesn't happen with straight line winds. >> you have a lot of damage. people hurt and i went out with the skid steer. we rounded up equipment. we started opening the road for emergency vehicles and get ambulances in. it's a mess. gregg: we are live from "america's newsroom" to elizabeth prann. elizabeth? >> reporter: hi, gregg. yeah, very unusual time of year for such destructive storms. in fact damaging tornados across the southeast. strong winds as far as texas. folks were celebrating their christmas evening as storms left00 of thousands of without power at any given time. the system moved through parts of alabama, georgia, mississippi and parts of florida. the biggest city to be hit by numerous rare winter twisters as well as powerful straight line winds. forecasters say there could have been as many as 19 tornados that ripped through the area. trees and power lines
again, gregg. i'm patti ann browne in for martha maccallum. there is little to no progress reported in making a deal to avert across the board tax hikes for 90% of american households. president obama on his way back to washington right now but not all the lawmakers are there and if congress and the president do not reach a compromise before january 1st many analysts say the economy will slide back into a recession. gregg: mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. mike, any indication of the president's next move? >> reporter: well, gregg, last time we heard the president talk about the this matter he said he was calling on congressional leaders to essentially make sure taxes do not go up on middle class americans. presumably that would be a package that continues the bush tax cuts for those making up to $250,000. he would also like to continue emergency unemployment benefits for two million americans. and beyond that, details are kind of murky at this point. so we await the president to get back to washington. we know that the senate will be back in session today. we know there have be
to a roller rink where trevor, sporting a white tux and brown skates, proposed to kathy while the roller derby teammates watched. >> the old brown rental skates and i roller skated out there. i roller skated around her for a minute. then i came and popped the question. >> you didn't fall. >> reporter: when they tied the knot, two decades after trevor wrote that letter, there it was. >> just cemented even more that, you know, we were meant to be together. >> reporter: the wedding photographer snapped a photo of the letter and posted it on line. and the couple's story went viral. kathy's advice to those looking for love -- >> don't discount your good friends because, you know, best friends can turn out to be the greatest of love. >> reporter: for "today," nbc news, atlanta. >> sweet story. >> yeah. i like that "don't let anyone see this." we need the "do you like me, yes, no." -- >> check the box. >> we'll go to weather and dylan. >>> good morning. i'm confused. i thought it was the weekend, but we've got savannah. we've got lester showed up on his day off. we've got everybody here from the week
brown. he's been charged with intoxication manslaughter, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison but he could be eligible for probation. >>> newly released documents show the fbi viewed the occupy wall street movement as a potential threat and had counterterrorism agents from alaska to florida keeping watch. agents were in touch with police, businesses and universities nationwide, even before demonstrations began in new york city last year. >>> the winter storm that hit dallas affected air travel out of dfw airport causing a nightmare scenario for passengers on one flight. cnn affiliate wfaa in dallas reports the american airlines flight sat at the gate for nearly five hours. one passenger said the airline told them they could get off but also warned them that they could be leaving any minute. the pilot not only apologized to his passengers, but took a shot at those who kept the passenger stuck on the plane. >> it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you that, how sorry i am for all of this. decisions are being made way above our heads and, by people that obviousl
alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it came right over us. >> it blew the roofs off of homes, and on this christmas day, not even a house of worship was safe. the front wall was torn off. >> look at that tornado. >> across much of the south, many spent christmas in the dark as twisters came through. >>> tornado winds in mississippi damaged homes, and two men were killed from falling trees. >> it's a mess. >> as a funnel cloud came from mobile joe michael love shot this video from his home. >> what was that? >> that's transformers. >> i'm at my son's high school it's pretty destroyed. all of the portable classrooms are gone. >> reporter: and no s
-mundo in brown make up. >> i'm sorry, that happened? >> have you seen him on tele-mundo? >> the grinch's heart got bigger, he got more tan. >> same orange. >> i agree with you. we have to be careful about how we label things. the only thing they will hear is all of them in the race. clearly, it's not what i'm saying. it wasn't a year of racism. it was a year of white privilege. the idea is white privilege was so, like, they didn't understand what was happening. it was one of the first times where it happened and there's a chorus of people saying hey, that's a lot of white privilege you have there. what are you talking about? we are completely fine. it kept happening. it's why we noticed it so much. we called it out almost every time. >> what i like about the distinction, there was a moment when joe biden said something at a minimum a little tricky. listen to joe biden and his comment about where we might end up if romney ended up winning. >> romney wants to -- he said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules. unchain wall street. they are going to put y'all
of state. >>> it look like chris brown and rihanna are on the rebound, for the first time in years showing up in public together sidecourt of the knicks game christmas day, just the next chapter in what's been a very stormy relationship. >>> lap of luxury, video just released by the white house, first dog bo stealing the show as he jumped into the first lady's lap while reading to a group of kids in the hospital. >> this is exactly what he does at home. he tries to beat malia and sasha to my lap. >> she also called bo, quote, the big baby in the room. >>> now a check of the weather with maria larosa, in for al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by subway. subway, get breakfast the way. >> picking up several more inches over the next few days. we can see that system pushing off to the east. that eastern system will continue to bring the severe weather threat from the carolinas into parts of the southeast. and snow on the northern fringe, blizzard warnings stretching the entire way. winter storm warnings for much of the interior northeast, in to new england. coastal areas, ne
's the superstar relationship that has hollywood asking are they or aren't they? chris brown, who beat his then girlfriend rihanna in 2009 said in october he's renewed his friendship with the singer but is it more than just friends? song collaborations and vague tweets from rihanna have suggested otherwise. >> they want to keep everyone guessing and don't want to explain what's going on with their relationship to anyone in the world. >> the jacksons, the family drama turning into one big reality show. >> more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenage daughter paris announced on twitter that her grandmother an guardian, katherine jackson, was missing. forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson is back home. she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> michael's siblings disputed the claim saying their mother was in arizona under doctor's orders. a judge restored katherine as permanent guardian of michael's children. whether it was a pleasure or guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "here co
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brown did, but he'll be able to run it in a pretty good field for senate for a special election. so he lost his race, but he may be getting his seat back especially when you look at the cal before candidates. >> best week and a tough week, and i agree with perot that one is the state of min has entered the 21st century and issued the first gay marriage and that's great. the first week is struggling americans, low-income americans especially. left we forget while we talk about politics and we have people unemployed who are on the verge of losing unemployment insurance because it's being you used as a political pawn and incurring payroll tax hikes in a couple of days and we have medicare and social security and those things that may be looming in february. >> blake, susan, perry, happy new year to you all. i need to leave it there. in for alex witt this weekend. i'm t.j. holmes. craig melvin will take you through the next couple of hours here on msnbc. ll app. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken
constructive talks, i believe those are the quotes. i have with me, ron brown, cnn contributor. ron, it's not how it works in washington, the straight up-or-down vote. >> it hasn't for a long time. there are two separate things here. there's the filibuster in the senate. but the biggest obstacles is the hastert rule in the house. it has always been hard to see bill that a majority of house republicans would vote for that would be acceptable to president obama. so in many ways, i felt for really months, the only two choices were going over the cliff or abandoning that hastert rule and john boehner being willing to bring up a bill that could be passed by democratic votes, not passed by the majority of republicans. sounded a little more optimistic on the relative gauge we have than over the last couple of weeks. >> they're now running out of venues to discuss this. they discussed it at the white house. tried to get a deal between speaker boehner and president obama. now it's gone to the senate. harry reid and mitch mcconnell will try to work something out. after that, they have run out of
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